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as world leaders gather in washington to discuss the threat of nuclear terrorism, chilling new details emerge about al qaeda's foiled attempt to blow up the nation's busiest subway system. we'll have the latest. more fallout from the international adoption scandal after a tennessee woman puts her 7-year-old son on an airplane alone. will she now face charges? we'll speak with the sheriff investigating the case. and avalanche buries a hiker alive, but he still manageses to call 911 and help save himself. we'll talk with him about his harrowing ordeal. and an emotional finish to the masters. phil mickelson wins his third green jacket and dedicate it is to his wife who is battling
breast cancer early this monday to his wife who is battling breast cancer early this monday morning april 12th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs crystal clear monday morning in our neck of the woods. good morning, everyone, from new york. welcome to "the early show." i'm maggie rodriguez. >> you watched golf all weekend. >> my first masters that i watched from start to finish and phil mickelson spoiled me because i'm expecting two back to back eagles every time now. and my husband said, yeah, right. >> not exactly like that. >> almost three. >> there were some interesting moments because even in the last round, both mickelson and tiger woods put the ball in the woods and the difference is how they get out of the woods. oh, my gosh. >> it was impressive. first, though, a lot of news to cover this morning. and we'll start with president obama continuing his push to eliminate nuclear weapons by hosting a very high profile
summit that begins later today in washington. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has more. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning. it's the largest gathering of word leaders in years, more than 40 of them. the idea is to figure out how to protect loose nuclear material prs terrorists and smugglers. president obama would like to secure these materials within four years because he says code would use a nuclear weapon if it coul could. >> the single biggest threat would be the possibility of a terrorist organization obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: securing highly enriched uranium was a campaign pledge of the president and that's what he'll ask of the 46 foreign leaders here for the two day nuclear security summit. not invited, iran and north korea, nations the u.s. charges with violating the nuclear nonproliferation agreement, and syria, which the administration believes has nuclear ambitions.
the goal here is to lock down an estimated 3.5 million pounds of highly enriched uranium scattered across 40 countries. it takes just 55 pounds of the substance to make a small nuclear device. >> locking down all this material in four years is a tough goal, but if all of these estate states, and some really do have nuclear security problem, if they really commit to working on trk i think it's achievable. >> reporter: the other major topic here, of course, is stopping iran from getting nuclear weapons. the president has one-on-one meetings with many of the leaders who are here, including the presidents of china and russia. >> big time stuff. bill plante, thanks very much. there are chilling new details this morning about al qaeda's failed attempt to blow up the subways here in new york as a fourth man is reportedly arrested in pakistan for the foiled plot. it's the headline story this morning in the new york daily
news. inside subway bomb plot. juan zarate joins us from washington. he's cbs news national security analyst. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> there is chilling information inside this very specific details about both times square and gland central rand central targets. >> reporter: yeah, this underscores the importance of this plot. h this is one of the most serious plots we've seen from al qaeda since 9/11. and we know that the four individuals who were recruited to hit the subway lines in new york were planning on disbursing throughout the system, hitting it at rush hour and putting themselves in place to have maximum impact on the trains themselves. and so this is chilling -- a chilling reminder again that al qaeda was intending on hitting the new york subway system. >> and it's very important to remember that these guys grew up out in queen, they are not foreign-born, it does not come from some foreign source. they were trained in pakistan to come back, let those ideas germ
natu inane and get somewhat close to pulling it off. >> reporter: this has been a disturbing trend where you've seen americans who have been drawn to the fight>> reporter: disturbing trend where you've seen americans who have been drawn to the fight in places like pakistan or even somalia, are tapped by al qaeda or these organized terrorist organizations to possibly go back to the united states to hit targets in the homeland. that's what makes this particularly dangerous. >> also interesting to me as i was looking through this, you realize just how replicatable something like this is. even if zazi and his pals failed, it's not to say it won't be tried again. >> reporter: that's right. and we know that the terrorists, al qaeda and others, have targeted trains in the past. london in w2005, moscow in 2004 moscow just again recently this year. so this is a target of choice for the terrorists and i think they know how to do it
unfortunately. and we have to be vigilant about it. >> and maybe much easier to get on a subway train than it ises to get on an airplane. >> reporter: that's right, that and you get maximum impact especially at the time of a rush hour where you've got people packed in creating havoc and chaos while they attack. so it's a real dangerous plot. >> we appreciate your expertise. thank you very much. maggie? and now to the plane crash over the weekend that killed the president of poland. secretary of state hillary clinton visited the polish embassy in washington yesterday and said the polish leaders who died in that crash leave behind a lasting legacy. mark phillips is in london this morning with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the preliminary examination of the aircraft's flight recorders, the russians say, has shown no technical fault with the aircraft. and the mystery so why and how this crash happened has further added to poland's sense of shock and grief.
poland's history has had more than its share of tragedy and once again the country finds itself in a period of national mourning. crowds which have been thronging to the center of warsaw to pay their respects have begun gathering again. the return of electrhis body, h daughter play laying her forehead on the coffin. the mother's body has not been identified. his brother, a former prime minister, was also there to express his own and the country's anguish. the crowd which is lined the route into warsaw ran into the tens of thousands. arrangements for an official mourning period and lying in state are still being finalized. it's expected to last a week. the president and 95 others died in the crash and the questions about why it happened continue. the plane was attempting to land
in russia in thick fog even though russian air traffic controllers had reportedly warned against the approach. there is speculation president kaczynski may have ordered the pilot to attempt the landing as he has done in the past. the official party were trying to get to the ceremony commemorating the infamous massacre where the soviets had murdered as many as 20,000 polish officers and continue elect alls during the second world war. many of the bodies have not been identified, which is complicating the planning for the funeral arrangements and of course that's a new election to be held. that's supposed to take place within 60 days. this is not just a national tragedy for poland. it is also a test of its young democracy. . >> mark phillip, thank you for the update. now to the latest on the deadly mine explosion in west virginia. the bodies of the four missing miners were found over the weekend, bringing the death toll to 29.
making it the worst u.s. mining disaster in 40 years. cbs news correspondent jim axelrod still in montcoal, west virginia with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. federal investigators are set to arrive here soon in west virginia, perhaps as early as today, to begin looking in to just what happened in that deadly explosion at the upper big branch mine that occurred a week ago today. massey energy, the mine's owner, has a record with plenty to exam ib. in 2009, the mine had 458 safety violations. the investigation will take months to complete. >> if you're not using that information of a history of violations, if you're not using that to ensure that miners are not put at risk, it is toothless. >> reporter: jas >> jason adkins. >> reporter: it was a grim weekend here in southern west virginia. bells tolled in churches. >> william roosevelt lynch.
>> reporter: after the bodies of the four missing miners were found early saturday morning, and west virginia began to mourn. >> you can just say thank you? thank you, coal miners. >> reporter: an 8-year-old, the son and grandson of miner, seemed to sum it up best. >> this is heartbreaking. everybody must pray for this, pray for our coal miners, please pray for them. >> reporter: west virginia's governor will lay a wreath at a statute that honors the victims of west virginia's last mining catastrophe, sago. that's four years ago now. >> gem jim, thanks for all your good reporting this last week or so. do appreciate. now hers maggie. the 74th masters tournament
wrapped up yesterday with a storybook ending after a dramatic fight to the finish. armen keteyian has been there all week long and joins us this morning. you got to see a great one, armen. >> reporter: i certainly did. all eyes were on tiger woods on sunday, but the real story was phil mickelson who captured a truly emotional victory. sporting his traditional sunday best, a red hot shirt, woods started decidedly cold. >> this for par. >> reporter: bogeying three of the first five hole,s, his worst start ever. >> i didn't hit the ball between enough and i made too many mistakes around the greens. >> reporter: but then woods heated up, sparked by this electrifying eagle on the par four 7th hole. a tiger sized war echoing across augusta national. but on the back nine, woods couldn't stay out of the woods.
struggling down the stretch, he finished 11 under par overall. tied for a frustrating fourth. >> not what i wanted. i wanted to win this tournament. and as the week went organization i kept hitting the ball worse. >> reporter: it proved just the opposite for phil mickelson. he reeled off four big birdies on the back nine including this incredible shot out of the woods between a tree to three feet on 13. down the stretch, he fought off challenges from third round leader lee westwood of england and korea's k.j. choi to win by lee shots. he finished at 16 under par claiming his third green jacket in the last seven years, along with by far the week's warmth reception. >> the people here have been so incredible. the fans and spectator, as well as the tournament, they just make us feel like we're heros or something. >> reporter: after one final birdie, mickelson had a tearful celebration with wife, amy, who
has been battling breast cancer since may of last year and has been noticeably absent from the tour. >> we shared a very emotional moment together. what did it mean for you and for amy? >> to share something so joyous and so exciting and fun was very uplifting. this is a moment that we'll look back on on the rest of our lives and cherish. >> reporter: much like mickelson's masterful performance at augusta. well, phil is now the number two player in the world, likely number two, behind tiger woods. tiger after his round said he was going to take some time off and reevaluate things, not sure when he would play again, maggie. >> so interesting to watch his reactions to his roller coaster game yesterday and saturday. what was it like to watch the new tiger woods live? >> reporter: well, it was kind of a roller coaster week. he started in on a high. he was very engaging, very outgoing with the fans. sort of that new tiger woods. but as the week wore on and the
competition heated up, he became very focused naturally on the tournament. i thought he missed a big opportunity yesterday when peter comes takes essentially asked h them to put the week in perspective, a real it tount thank the fans and it turned if to a missed opportunity where he looked like he was the old tiger again, very controlling, very focused just on golf. and i think that could be why he's reevaluating things. but i hot it was a big missed opportunity there for tyinger to really thank the people at augusta. >> we'll see what he does next. armen keteyian, thank you so much. betty nguyen is at the news desk. moorehead linr more first headlines out there p? an overall improvement in airline quality. a new rating report finds there were fewer passenger complaints in 2008. better on-time performance. and your bags were less likely to get lost. but there was a slight increase in passengers getting bumped from flights. nearly 70 million fewer
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welcome back. everyone's talking about that tennessee woman who adopted the 7-year-old boy from russia, citied she couldn't handle him, so she sent him back to russia with just a note. this morning we'll be speaking exclusively with the sheriff handling that investigation. he has details about why she did it and what lies ahead for that woman and her family. don't go away. this is "the early show" on cbs. >> announcer: in portion of "the early show" sponsored by trugreen. call 866-trugreen today for a healthy lawn. trugreen, go greener. others, a place to chill. yo, b. but i've learned from trugreen if you treat every lawn special, the sky's the limit. i'm gonna go public next summer.
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adoptions continue, but we understand the concern that russia has. we share that concern. >> reporter: when artyom savelyev arrived, he was carrying a note that said i am sorry to say that i no longer wish to parent this child. as he is a russian national, i am returning him to your guardianship. it went on to say that is he violent and has severe psychopathic issues. on russian it tv friday, artyom was shown talking to a child care official who asked if he had been hit by his adoptive mother. he said no, but gestured that his hair had been pulled. shelbyville neighbors had mixed feelings over hansen's decision to return the child. >> i hope everything works out for her, yeah. get all this stuff resolved. >> ought to give her some jail time. >> reporter: adoption agencies say she had other options. >> this child could have been placed with a qualified licensed agency for placement services so that we could have found
somebody like us our cath electric charities could have found a family. >> reporter: an official in moscow says three russian families are already eager to give the boy a new home. the u.s. and russia are now trying to determine what the future of adoption relations between the two countries will be. local authorities here if shelbyville want to know if any laws were broken and if the adoption was ever finalized. they'll now have to sort through a com mix web of international law. maggie? >> whit johnson in shelbyville, tennessee. thank you. also this morning, we're joined by bedford county sheriff randall boyce. good morning to you. >> good morning, miss maggie. >> i know this is the first time and hopefully the last that you will see something like this. what will determine whether you'll decide to file criminal charges against this woman? >> well, we'll have to go through it this with kind of a fine tooth comb and see exactly what has been done here. was this a poor judgment on her
part or has something illegal been done. we're not sure at this point if the adoption is final. we're still checking in to that. court records on these adoptionses are sealed. we'll have to get a court order to get into see if the adoption was final. if so, was it illegal to put a child on an airplane and send him halfway around the world. we're told that in the united states, a child eight years old can be put on an airplane and sent wherever, and that's okay. but seven years old is not. so it kind of boils down to whether this child was seven or eight is part of it and was the adoption already final. >> in the meantime, i know you've spoken with the family. reportedly this boy had a lot of problems. what were they telling you that he was doing? >> well, what we're getting mostly, we haven't really. so with them a lot. what we're getting mostly is
that he had violent issues and that they were more or less afraid of him as far as trying to burn the house while they were asleep. i think he threatened some of these things. but it's tell early. we're not exactly sure what the whole deal is. >> have they expressed pi refrets about how they handled things? >> not to me. but leakike i say, we haven't ha really good chance to talk to them. we hope to do that within the next day or so. they'll set up an appointment with their attorney and with us and sit down and talk and see exactly what did happen. it could be as to who put the child on the plane, did the mother put the cheeld on the plane, about t rkthe grandmothe. lot of different issues here. >> what eat reaction been from your community? >> it's been mixed. and from all over the united states, we've had phone calls from everywhere, some people saying, you know, they had been
involved in an incident like this and they didn't blame her for what they done, that they had been lied to by the adoption agency. some said, you know, that we hope we prosecute her to the fullest of the law because they're losing their adoption rights to their child. it's a sad situation and i guess there's not going to be a real good end to it one way or the other, but hopefully we'll get it for the best of part partie parties. >> thank you for your time this morning. let's bring in joyce sterkel, an expert on international adoption. good morning. in fact, you work with a lot of parents who have these kids that are adopted and wind up having issues. so you're not surprised to hear that some people have actually been sim pa thet it tick to this mother? >> i would say overwhelmingly, any one who has parented a close to institutionalized child with the difficulties is very sympathetic with it this mother even know they may not agree with the manner by which she handled it.
>> i know you say it's actually not unusual to have children adopted from russia have issues. why is that and what keebd ind issues? >> we expect that love heals, but we cannot love away a child's genetic foundation, his pre-verbal memories or his intra uterine expose sthour alcohol. >> and that's a big problem with russian kids specifically? >> kre. it's a problem everywhere. the pregnant women drink. and certainly in russia that's the case. that can cause permanent organic brain damage which with k. prevent this little child from receiving the love you you want to give him. >> i think what everyone who is outraged about this is reacting to is the way that she handled it, that she put this child alone on a plane with a note. what are options for people who find themselves in this situation? >> there are very few options. saying the woman can go back to the adoption agency and turn the child over to them, no adoption child will take a 7-year-old child with these problems. social services probably will not help you. they will not take the child
into foster care. you have the child and once you've totally exhausted all your financial resources, then perhaps you can get some help. but as long as you have any financial resources, you won't get any help, you'll have to pay for it. i've seen parents spend tens of thousands of dollars on psychiatric facilities, elaborate treatments, medications, and all of it faeled. >> maybe that's what needs to change, befr recourses. thank you so much. it is now 7:38 and we want to check in again with dave. good morning, dave. good morning to you, maggie. let's
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please notice, the huge piles of snow that were left are gone now. [ laughter ] >> yeah, we're just noticing that. they may have hung around on mount marty. and kristy breslin has the traffic after the weather. you kidding me, when i saw the final one evaporate, i made an offering. let's look at the forecast, we're calling for a high around 70 degrees. we'll have a sunny, pleasant day and tonight, 44 and tomorrow, well, we're essentially, well, right now, we're at tomorrow's daytime high, chilly and watching for showers.
now, over to kristy breslin. >> and good morning, marty and everyone. we have several delays to watch out for and especially on the beltway system. the northside of the inner loop, still slow and 10 minutes to get through and delays on the westside and 20 minutes from 795 to edmondson avenue. as for 795, a bit of congestion and it's back to gun powder falls bridge way and 795, stop and go there and problems to report in kingsville. that's due to a crash and two accidents in the same location. take 95 as an alternate. here's 95 north of white marsh. and when your child has more than a stomach ache, call the specialists at john's hopkins
children specialists. now, back to you. proposals to toughen the sex offender laws are in the spotlight as the session comes to a close tonight. here's derek valcourt with more. >> reporter: the victim's advocates are rallying at 9:30 urging the lawmakers to accused quickly on the legislation. the murder a. an the murder of an 11-year-old caused for tougher laws and two key bills sit in limbo. one would toughen the punishments against a child. right now, the punishment is five years and the house version calls for a 15 year minimum. the bills need to be worked out and both chambers need to change the sex offender registry and it needs to be done ,,,,,,,,
a lot of enthusiasm. all right. >> welcome back to "the early show." where is everybody from? texas. >> people from connecticut, people from all over the country who are -- i don't know what the prom squad is, but i'll find that out a little later. >> i'm sure you will. >> welcome back, ladies. i'm maggie rodriguez with harry smith and dave price. coming up, we have a great story. the first part isn't great, this
hiker is going along going back down a mountain, everything had been going as planned, but then he gets caught in an avalanche and he finds himself trapped under all this snow, digs out for 45 minutes, reaches his cell phone in his pants. >> ordered a pizza. >> and then he called 911. >> now, that guy ought to be doing a cell service commercial. >> he really should. we'll ask ian rogers who his cell provider is and other questions ahead this morning. also dennis quaid is speaking at washington's national press club today about preventable medical mistakes in hospitals. you may recall his twin babies nearly died due to an error in their medication. it was three years ago now. we'll speak to him about his campaign for patient safety. >> so we have a packed hour. everyone okay to stay for the next 60 minutes or so? let's go inside, betty nguyen standing by at the news desk. good morning. well, the recession still not officially over. the "new york times" reports
that a committee which makes that decision mans to announce that it cannot declare an end to the recession. the business cycle dating committee report says that despite signs of a recovery, a double did dip recession is still possible. but the economists say that's a low probability.did dip recessil possible. but the economists say that's a low probability.id dip recessio possible. but the economists say that's a low probability. dip recession possible. but the economists say that's a low probability. poland is mourning president kaczynski and 95 others. his body was returned to poland saturday. the jet drashed while trying to land. the pilot was warned about bad weather but tried to land anyway. and we have dramatic footage from thailand, some of the last video shot by a camera man killed covering the proceed tests. the camera man was shot in the chest. the camera was returned it reuters by the protesters. and a california woman is in critical condition after being rescued from a came mal. a vehicle overturned and went
into the canal in walnut creek yesterday. california highway patrol helicopter lowered a swimner to the canal and he was able to rescue her. they were hoisted up to the chopper. the driver, though, of that vehicle died. katie couric has a preview of tonight's cbs evening news oig. good morning. three months after that massive earthquake in haiti, i went back to see what progresses has been made and what still needs to be done. plus, see you a cry out no agony. an emotional reunion with pierre. this week only on the "cbs evening news." now back to "the early show." >> looking forward to that. now here's dave with another check of the weather outside. what a great crowd out here. let's take a look at the maps first and we'll meet some of these terrific people. we'll see w
good morning, we'll look at the forecast for the day. we're talk about sunshine and temperatures around 70-degrees and the mid-50s now, that's the daytime high tomorrow. 44 and the clouds moving in tomorrow night and afternoon rain, likely, 57 degrees will be the high. midweek, we'll get back into sunshine and temperatures moving into the low 60s and 70s.
73 friday and saturday. >> announcer: this weather report sponsored by garnier herbashine. brilliant hair color that defies damage. a beg shout out, by the way, to the connecticut dmv travelers insurance and great students like -- >> matt. >> dave. >> they have a program called teens talking to teens. these kids directed their own psas, which are airing on wfsb. they are actually talking about teen safety behind the wheel and we applaud all the work that all the kids in connecticut have done and of course the dmv for make sure this program continues to live there. all right, that's a quick look at our weather picture. maggie, back inside to you. a hiker in washington state is lucky to be alive. on saturday, 23-year-old ian rogers was buried by an avalanche, but somehow he was
able to get to his cell phone and dial 911. and hours later, he was rescued. ian joins us this morning from overlake, hospital in bellevue, washington. good morning. >> good morning. >> how are you you feeling, first of all? >> really good at the moment. >> what were your injuries? >> there doesn't seem to be a lot of them. my left leg is pretty bruised and it was a little twisted, but they haven't really found anything. >> which is remarkable considering what you went through. talk me through the accident. how much snow were you buried under and what was going new your mi through your mind as the avalanche was happening? >> i got hit by two waves. after the first one respe, i wal on my feet i but there was much bigger one in a hit me.
i thought i was under about three feet of snow, but when i managed to punch out the hole, i realized there was more. it looked like a good five or six foot of snow that you were under. >> how were you able to breathe? >> well, i was extremely lucky. my legs were completely cramped, but by my head, i had a little bit of space and there was about a foot wide kind of hole going up to the surface. so i had a little bit of light and air coming through. so i got really lucky. >> and then you remembered that you also had your cell phone in your pocket. what did you do to get to it? >> i was trying to reach it for a while but it was just like completely covered by snow. so it was taking me a while just like to do i go it out. and i kept trying to dig it out and try to warm my hand up and
eventually i was able to squeeze it on, but it did take me 40, 45 minutes just to get it out. >> so you dial 911. and do you get right through? >> i got straight through. spoke to-to-someone and they very quickly put me through to i'm guessing the search and rescue team. and i got straight through to them, as well. >> so you were able to talk them through where you were? >> yeah, they asked where i was and at first i was a little panicked, but i managed to calm down and then was telling them exactly where the trail head was and where roughly i thought i was and how far i'd gone down. and they were asking if there was anything around me that could i remember, but i was trying to give them as much information as i could. and it seemed to help, they seemeded to get pretty close. >> amazing. five hours later, they reach your destination, dug you out. out you came. everybody here is wondering, who is your cell phone provider? >> i'm with at&t.
>> what did you say, at&t? >> at&t, yeah. >> boy, i'm sure they're very happy this morning as are all of we. ian, thanks so much. >> thank you. >> take care. coming up next, actor dennis quaid tells us how the near loss of his newborn twins sparked a crew said against medical mistakes. you're watching the early shog show oig on cbs. ♪ (announcer) right now, all over the country,
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elated, but that joy turned to outrage when a drug mix up at cedars-sinai medical center in l.a. caused the twins to be given a massive overcompanies of the blood thinner heparin. >> it was the scariest, most frightening day i think either of us had ever been through. >> reporter: the new borns were supposed to get a pediatric blood thinner named heplock, but instead two doses of heparin, the adult version, 1,000 times stronger. glt nurse didn't bother to look at thea dosage on the bottle. they got 10,000 and what it did is it basically turned their blood to the consistency of water. >> reporter: after undergoing extensive medical tests, today both show no signs of permanent damage. the quaids have created a fountd days to raise awareness and address the problem of preventable human medical errors. >> and joining us now from washington are actor and patient safety advocate dennis quaid and
dr. charles denham, chairman of the texas medical smut of technology. good morning, gentlemen. >> good morning, harry. >> so glad to see you. deny nirks first things first. how are the babies doing, how old are they now? >> the babies will be 2 1/2 in about a month. i can hardly keep up with them. >> i'll bet. this this is when this they really, really start to take off. we just played this tape back and used your conversation with steve kroft from the "60 minutes" piece. those days when those children were really in a life and death situation, there were many, many hours when they were literally at death's door from a very simple and as it turns out quite common mistake. >> well, it happens too often in hospitals all over this country, harry. health care harm, when you take
in infections that are acquired in hospitals, they're the third leading cause of death in this country. and the amazing part about it is that it's preventable. >> it is so interesting because as your story spread around, you start to talk to other people, you start to become part of a conversation, you realize it is so phenomenally common. as you started to do more and more research into this, and i know you're working on a did you want taker, what have you found? >> well, after the incident that happened to our twin, my wife, kimberly and i, we started oury want taker, what have you found? >> well, after the incident that happened to our twin, my wife, kimberly and i, we started our education about health care harm in this country. and something i never expected to get into. i always felt very safe in a hospital. and that led me to meeting some leading experts, and i happened to meet dr. charles denham who is here with me today who is one of the leading experts in the
mags on heal nation on health care harm and he's given me quite an education. >> dr. denham, give me the simplest answer possible why a simple -- seemingly simple mistake as the one that happened in the quaids' case, why do these things happen? >> we don't have bad people. we have bad systems. and we just haven't caught up with our support systems to the complexity of care that we deliver. so human error happens all the time, but they're spread over thousands of hospitals. and without these support systems, human error, honest errors, can happen. >> give us some advice, the viewers at home, what do we need to do as patients to make sure that something like this doesn't happen to us or one of our loved ones? >> well, the first thing to do is just make sure that you have someone with a loved one at a hospital, two heads are better than one and the caregivers really -- good caregivers love to have patients and families
involved. second thing is to always ask everyone to wash their hands and do it in a gracious way, but say have you washed your hand, but that's a major issue in infections. the third is that when you leave the hospital, make sure to get your medical records. you might be the most vital link to your next caregiver. the fourth thing to do would be to have a list of your medications and reconcile that like you said your checkbook at home so that you make sure you have that. and the fifth thing would be when you see your doctor, ask what you're there for and what you do you next. >> all very, very good advice. dr. charles denham, thank you so much. dennis, we will look to seeing your did you want taker on the discovery channel. >> it's called chasing zero, winning the war on health care harm. >> so glad those kids are in good shape. take care, folks. in tomorrow's heal"health " watch," dr. jennifer ashton will be here to talk about the foods you can eat to help lower your
risk of alzheimer's disease. and up next, a surprising development in the saga of taiwan's new singing sensation. we'll tell you what happened on the show that's made him a show. this is the "early show" on cbs. >> announcer: cbs "health watch" sponsored by listerine whitening. vibrant white pre-brush rinse. rinse your way to whiter teeth. the mouthwash that gets teeth four times whiter than the leading toothpaste. and kills bad breath germs. listerine® whitening vibrant white™. aren't absorbed properly unless taken with food. he recommended citracal. it's different -- it's calcium citrate, so it can be absorbed with or without food. also available in small, easy-to-swallow petites. citracal. so why use the same hand towel over and over, instead of a clean, fresh one every time?
>> reporter: it taiwan tv's "superstar avenue" may have ended lin yu chun's run at stardom in his homeland. but judging by his 6 million youtube hits, his prospects in the u.s. are pitch perfect. the unassuming 24-year-old sang amazing grace for us in an interview and followed up with "i will always love you," a song to thank his grand mother for raising him. he says that's request i wanted to dedicate this song to her and tell her i will always love you you. >> i will always love you. >> reporter: lin's now in talks for a record deal and while he only speaks a little english, he told us he can't believe how much his life has changed in just one week. >> unbelievable. just like a dream. >> reporter: it's a wonderful turn of events for the soprano who says he was often teased as
a little boy. i felt really bad about myself growing up, he says. classmates would make fun of me and call me fatty. i used singing to help me feel better. it's always reminiscent of that other singing cinderella story. susan boyle was able to parlay her "britain's got talent" appearance into $6 million in royalties and a number one album. lin yu chun would like to follow in her foot steps and that dream is quickly becoming a reality. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> thank goodness for the internet, so many people being discovered. justin bieber was discovered on the internet. who is like god to teenaged girls now. >> i did not know that. >> what would happen to justin bieber if he would have been on "american idol"? >> i think he would have done really well because all the little pre-teens out there love justin bieber. sxwli wa
we're in the upper 50s now and we'll go to a high around 70 degrees. sending it over to kristy breslin now. good morning, marty, we're wrapping up the rush hour out there. we're looking at delays on the harrisburg expressway from peatopia to the beltway. you're looking at a 25 minute delay and no improvement on the westside and 95 southbound, same delay in that direction
and plenty of brake lights from white marsh to the beltway. and as far as the beltway goes, just a slight delay and 28th street. we'll look at 95 and white marsh and over here, 95 and 198. this is brought to you by aldi. thank you, and the state's legislative session is wrapping up. sex offender laws and derek valcourt has the story. victim's advocates will rally at about 9:30 urging the lawmakers to act quickly on the legislation. the murder of an 11-year-old days before christmas sparked bills calling for tougher sex offender laws and two key bills sit in limbo. one would toughen the laws against a child and the minimum punishment is just five years and the senate bill calls for
20 years and the house bill calls for 15 years. both chambers need to iron out the federally required changes to the registry and keep in mind, it has to be done by the end of the day today. derek valcourt, wjzww. a white powdery substance has been deemed harmless, one person was taken to the hospital. it was not shut down or evacuated. an anne arundel man shot at a police vehicle near annapolis. he fired a pistol at a sheriff's vehicle. the deputy was not injured. and prices at the pump are up again. here in maryland, the price is up. that's below the national average and 84 cents highier than last year.
a lot of safe driving teens out here today as we welcome you back to "the early show." coming up, economists believe ou the worst is over, but with 15 million americans still out of work, looking for employment can be a full-time job. we'll get you some practical advice on how to do it no matter what your age. also, there's a great website that's turning a lot of heads these days. do you like that? it's an owl cam. it's vestreaming live on the internet all the time. that's molly and she has some owlettes in there and all the
world is fascinated watching her. and in our studio, jarod will show us several owls and we'll learn owl trivia this morning. >> oh, good. i like that. >> harry called me over the weekend, he said do you want to play owl trivia? and i was like i don't have time, but monday, if you're a good boy, we can do it. >> it's a hooting good time. >> these guys. plus chef marcus samuelson is here to show us recipes the whole family can enjoy. >> have you determined who these people are? >> the prom squad, if we can take the camera over there, they're putting on a prom for 2,000 young ladies and they are loaning them the prom dresses to do it. so let's give them a pig round big round of applause. nice to see you. let's take a look at the
if you're watching in wilmington, north carolina, you recognize these kids from coastal christian high school. nice to see everybody. that's a quick look at your pet help harry, back inside to you. the economy added more than 160,000 jobs in march. but that's little comfort to the millions of americans still searching for work. "parade" magazine just released its annual what people earn issue and lamar graham is here
with practical advice for job see, like katie devito who is here, as well, who is looking for a job. good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> most important thing you learned as you you put this issue together was what is this. >> that if you're going to get a job today, you've got to be very tleksable.is this. >> that if you're going to get a job today, you've got to be very tleksable. up to think about retraining, you have to think about where the jobs are. you've got to really consider the full gamut of possibilities. >> how long have you been out of work? >> i've been out of work for about a month now. >> so that's not so bad. >> well, i was unemployed for an entire year and finally secured employment. had a position for about three months working for a nonprofit organization. they down sized. i was let go. and -- >> doesn't that sound just like this economy, right? once you finally land a job, you've got it and then you lose that one. as you've been searching, what have you found are the most important things in your search?
>> i definitely check the job boards on a regular basis. and i think that things are starting to pick up now. it's slow, but definitely starting to pick up. but i've really been using social media to try to network with other individuals that are out there. >> twitter? >> twitter, linked in, facebook, absolutely. i've been actually started a new jersey unemployed group through twitter. and -- >> you started yourself. >> correct. >> interesting. the day that i was let go from my company, i posted a tweet asking who else is unemployed in new jersey. and -- >> did you get any response? >> the responses were astounding. they were coming in, they were pouring in. and i said, oh, my goodness, i need to do something about h. so i kept a list of all the names and i started planning tweets where we could gather and the individuals would share stories. >> because in the end what happens is you go in, you you apply for a job, you you may not be the exact fit, but through
these social networking sites, you may find people, you know who you need to contact is bob who i and you canned to two days ago. >> and it's always about n networking and who you know. >> this has to be a phenomenal trend. >> in rear in the magazine, we did something for the first time, we picked five unemployed individuals from around the country, including katie, paired them up with career counselors. and we're following their job searches. >> shall people say i've got to wait for my job. is it better to take a part-time job or maybe a job that you're not so crazy aboutpeople say i' wait for my job. is it better to take a part-time job or maybe a job that you're not so crazy about just to keep the income stream going in the old adage was you're more employed if you're already employed. >> i think that's probably true. and about 26 million people are doing part-time jobs now, two-thirds of them by choice, but a third not by choice. they've had their hours cut back
or been required to take part-time jobs just to keep? inco- some income going. >> what about retraining? >> we've called around to community colleges around the country, 8%, 10% increases in enrollment in programs like criminal justice, allied health professions. >> i saw a government program in michigan, it was specifically designed to train people for a new technology and they were literally going straight from the junior college right into jobs. so these things exist out there. would you ever consider something like that, some other kind of training in order to say i've got to get back in the job market somehow? >> absolutely. i think everybody in any profession really needs -- they're always working on their skill set. and learning about a lot of new things. right now i just recently became the director of the -- one of the directors for the social media club of princeton. so i'm learning even more about social moo he had kra.
i've always been involved in it, but now definitely learning a lot more and trying to get out there. >> i have a feeling that will end up being your future. feels like this, doesn't it? >> i hope so. >> good luck to you. so nice to meet you. do appreciate it, lamar. that's it for our segment. now over to maggie. and here's a word to the wise. check out the latest internet sensation, a pair of barn yard owls. >> reporter: this southern california owl box is totally wired. so when molly flew in and laid epgs, cameras were rolling. and whenle eggs started to hatch, molly and her four little ouettes went viral. it's had 7 million hits. >> they don't want to leave, they're afraid they'll miss something. >> reporter: and now carlos is bringing his owl cam to the classroom. >> how come molly eats rabbits? >> they're carnivores, so they eat raw meat. >> how long does it take for them to fly away?
>> could be 70 day, 80 days. >> students are learning how far an all-can turn his head. 270 degrees after being hook order this reality show. >> it's real life. when they're in the movie, they're so used to things being pretend and fake. and now we've been watching mole lirks it's really peeked their interests. >> thank you, mr. royal! >> and at 8:39 eastern time, let's see what's happening in the owl box. let's look in live. molly is just sitting there chilling. a little bit early. doesn't want to get up and about just yet. we have to that i we didn't mention dad. magee is the male owl. joining us to talk more about that, jarod miller, and his happy owl. good morning. >> good morning. this is ernie. ernie is a barn owl like molly and magee and it was a great
point that both parnd parents will take care of the babies. they can have up to 12 eggs at one time. and there's three or four babies in there now. and what a cool opportunity to see this live. >> is it common for them to happen in a backyard? >> barn 0u8s get their name becausehave adapted so well to living amongst people. you can find them right here in new york state. >> can we touch ernie? >> yeah, really gently there. >> he's very soft. >> what's beautiful about owls, take your hand like this, and try to lift my arm. how light is that? >> nothing. like a feather. >> he weighs only three-fourths of a pound. their bones are hollow and owls, back in american history, a lot of people used to think about them as ghosts. they're white. only come out at night. they're so plentiful throughout the united states. barn you owls are considered
endangered here in new york, but this is a bird that you never really get to see even though they're right in our own backyard. >> let's move to the next species of owl. these two are fully grown screech owls about. >> barn owls make like a rattling chain noise. >> does any owl say ooh? >> there is one that we'll meet he tend. these screech like a woman being attacked.tend. these screech like a woman being attacked. but these screech owls, they aren't siblings, but they can be two different colors in the same clutch. >> where do you find them in. >> they're native right here. you can find them right in smrl park. again, very light. but two different colorations. they disappear in the woods. >> fun fact, owl trivia, a screech owl was featured in the harry potter move have is. screech owls are monogamous and remain together for life. >> these two are boys. i don't know what they'll do. but you're right, they are
monogamous. and just like the barn owl, both parents will care for the babies. after only six week, they grow to a big beautiful bird. three months with the parents and they're out on their own. >> and now a fully grown barn owl. >> this is judy and all these owls, believe it or not, were rehabilitated. the number one threat to owls are automobiles. and all the birds here at one time were in auto accidents. but now they saved them. messenger woods in upstate new york, they saved all these owls. >> give me one fun act about this owl. >> they make a sound that almost signs like who cooks for you. very close cousin to the spot owl which is very i thiendange . you'll find them in deep woods.
and this is the hooter. is this the one that's one of the largest species found in north america and here in new york state. and look at this, not horns. feathers. a lot of people think they're ears. owls can't smell, so great owls are the number one predator of skunks. you can eat a skunk and not even be bothered by the spray. >> and look at those big yellow eyes. >> he's beautiful, isn't he? >> he's absolutely beautiful. than y thank you very much. if you'd like more information about owls or molly, just go to our website, earlyshow.cbsnews.com. >> announcer: this portion of "the early show" sponsored by lance sandwich crackers. lance, love the little things. cooking is a great way to celebrate family traditions.
chef marcus samuelsson author of "new american table" is here to show us one of his mom's favorite recipes and others that have been passed down, as well. a great cookbook. what will we make today? >> my favorite spaghetti. this was the spa getity that i had growing up. it's a spring spaghetti. i have some onion, gar electric, and since you have the pan chet take, we don't have need a lot of olive oil. we add a little bit of olive oil. my mom was a decent cook, not a great cook, but -- >> and she knows it. >> is she still alive? >> yes, she is. >> she'll hear this morning. >> we talked about this. my grandmother was incredible. we always used to sneak over to my grandmother's house to eat the second dinner. my mom knew about it, though. >> so you cook this up, it takes
a little while, and eventually reduce it down. >> exactly. and then we'll add if some peas because it's spring. this was one of the ways for her to get us to eat vegetables. this is how you can make the pasta seasonable. smell that. and today i'm actually going to do a little bit healthier, i'm doing it with whole wheat pasta. spaghetti, if you're going try it, it's one of the best ways to try it. >> these and thnice and thin? >> yes, and if you're going eat all the pasta, it's good to do it a little bit healthier. >> this is rocking. there's nothing to this. so easy. >> so we got all of that stuff and we'll add it to the pasta here. then start tossing this. and i have some parmesan cheese
and some lemon zest right there. look at that. you and me are making this spring pasta here. i think you have the nicest apron. i've been here a lunch of times, when am i going to get my apron in. >> there's a story there. maybe on another show. what is this. >> this is a little bit of cream, parmesan cream and egg yolk. you don't put it in the pan because the egg will occur dell. add fresh basil, fresh parsley, and that will be the pasta. >> can i just -- it smells so good. >> and it's fresh, right? >> you mix, i'll eat. >> here we go. >> because i have to taste this. >> all nice and creamy, but not a lot of cream in it. it's really the pea, the garlic, the lemon that makes it fresh. >> that's rocking. >> we should get dave over arhe.
>> with the lemon -- >> it brightens it up, right? always when i come here, we have to share. today we're not going share with anybody. we're just going to finish up eating it ourselves. >> take human bites. >> it's light, it's simple. >> that is so good. >> and you get some veggies in this. if you want dessert, i made a raspberry cobbler. >> what's in there? >> all my favorite red berries. you bake it in the oven. and i have with me a fish. >> what's this guy? >> cat. >> i love cat fesh. >> just put it on the grill. i've got a plate for you here. when you have an apron like that
this is all ready for you about. >> what's underneath there? >> i just made a fresh salad. squeeze a little bit of lemon juice on that. isn't that good. >> cat fish i think is absolutely fantastic fish. you can just put it on the grill, seer it up. >> marcus samuelsson, you rock today, pal. >> thank you so much. and we'll continue eating. you have to check me out on top chef master. >> oh, when does that start? >> on wednesday. i'm going to be on 9:00. you have to root for me. >> we'll do that. for these recipes and more, go to our website, earlyshow.cbsnews.com. we'll be right back. do i have food on my face? >> do i, too. >> we're making a mess. you're watchings early show oig on cbs. [c
our thanks again to jarod miller for bringing the owls in. >> one of the things you said these owls being car accidents, maybe if you took the keys away and didn't let them drive -- >> good point, harry. >> and they're light as a feather. >> and silent. that was the other thing. harry, you can't hear that, can you? >> nope. >> less than one pound? >> less than one pound. >> why are so many owls blind? >> if they get hit by cars and -- really an owl's vision is really well developed. they have a little tapium behind their eyes on they can see at night. >> and what do they call it when -- >> the neck can turn all the way around. >> rosemary's baby. >> they have twice as many neck bones as a giraffe.
14 vertebrae. giraffe has seven. >> this one right here, there's hair over the beak. >> all owls have that facial diss, but their feathers do come over their beak. and like you said, if it didn't have feather, it would look like a little skeleton. they're basically bones and feathers. >> i tried petting him and he wasn't going for it. >> he loves his face being touched. >> do you you shave -- does he go for a facial -- >> no, no. >> what are you laughing at? he looks like he's a well man cured beard. i was offering a compliment. >> that's not a man cured beer? >> no that's his. >> thank you, maggie. thank you very much. i appreciate that. maggie and i are hosting a show for discovery called when good looking animals attack. >> thanks again, jarod.
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we're going to have a beautiful day's start >> yes, as a matter of fact, we'll look at the forecast. 70-degrees is the high. tonight, we'll go down into the mid-40s. and tomorrow, we're only getting into the mid-50s. pretty much, tomorrow's daytime high this day. mostly cloudy and watching for afternoon rain. and friday and saturday, another chance of showers and 73 and then, 64. thank you, and it's the last day of the 2010 legislative session and changes are still in the spotlights.
derek valcourt has more. >> reporter: advocates are rallying at 9:30 this morning urging the lawmakers to act quickly on the sex offender legislation. a murder sparked several bills calling for tougher laws and two bills sit in limbo. right now, the punishment is five years and the senate bill is calling for 20 years and the house version calling for 15 years. both chambers would also make federally required changes to the registry and it has to be done by the end of the day today. there are other pieces of legislation to get to before the session comes to a close. they include inner locked devices on vehicles and a
buffer zone between bikes and cars and the house could vote on a medical marijuana bill. and more headaches here for those getting on and off of the beltway. starting today, the on ramps will be shutdown as crews work on the road surface there. and that's expected to wrap i by the end of june. two murders in the span of three days. saturday, a 22-year-old was killed. and two days earlier, a 72-year- old man. the orioles are 1-5 after a sweep by the toronto blue jays. the orioles lost by a score to